Adv Jörgen Axelsson > Setterwalls > Stockholm, Sweden > Lawyer Profile

PO BOX 1050

Work Department

Technology, Media & Telecom (TMT) Corporate law, Intellectual property, marketing and media law, IT law and data protection, Commercial agreements



For more than 25 years, I have worked with IT and technology issues, often leading edge issues. I have substantial experience from the sector, and I am also used to managing major projects including business advice and support in negotiations.

I am responsible for Setterwalls’ IP/technology commercial team in Stockholm. For more than 25 years, I have worked with issues relating to the IT and telecom sectors, both nationally and internationally. The assignments have included outsourcing transactions, procurement of major IT projects, disputes within the IT sector, digitalization processes and transactions, and investments in these sectors. I have experience of work with both large international organisations and smaller companies, as well as with investors.

I am active in various sector organisations, and I am ranked by the British ranking institute Chambers Global as one of the leading lawyers in Sweden within the TMT sector. I also belong to Setterwalls specialist groups within FinTech and Blockchain.


1985-2001,Lagerlöf & Leman Advokatbyrå
1983-1985,City Court of Trelleborg, law clerk




International bar Association (IBA) Swedish Bar Association


1983,Lund University, LL.M.
1983,Lund University, studies in economics and business administration

Lawyer Rankings

Sweden > Capital markets

Characterised by an emphasis on equity capital markets transactions, Setterwalls‘ extensive roster of domestic and international issuers instructs the group on main-market IPOs, public share offerings, public takeovers and private placements. Recent stand-out work saw co-heads Jörgen Axelsson and Ola Grahn  closing major deals in the pharmaceuticals sector, while co-head Marcus Nivinger led on impressive listings in the energy sector. The group is also highly active in the technology sector. Carl Lindencrona‘s debt capital market practice focuses on investment-grade issuances.

Sweden > Data privacy and data protection

The IT team at Setterwalls has expertise in a vast range of data protection and privacy matters, including cybersecurity matters. The head of the IP and technology practice group Fredrik Roos regularly advises on complex privacy matters related to the introduction of modern technologies and services and leads on GDPR compliance projects. Joacim Johannesson assists banks and fintech companies with cybersecurity assessments and consumer data processing requirements. Co-head Jörgen Axelsson handles data privacy issues in the healthcare sector, while Sophia Spala focuses on data protection matters in complex commercial and regulatory environments. Marc Tullgren is also recommended.

Sweden > IT and telecoms

The ‘friendly, professional and efficientSetterwalls is a full-service firm that is well regarded in the market for digital transformation and data protection work. It acts for large international clients, as well as smaller domestic players, from its nationwide network of offices. Jörgen Axelsson has considerable experience in outsourcing transactions, major systems procurements and disputes, while Joacim Johannesson is a name to note for fintech transactions. Fredrik Roos is recommended for projects involving new technologies, such as AI and the Internet of Things (IoT). Marc Tullgren is another key practitioner.

Sweden > Healthcare and life sciences

Setterwalls provides a full-service healthcare and life sciences offering which combines the expertise of leading partners across a number of key areas. Particularly impressive is Helena Nilsson‘s regulatory practice, as applied to issues of classification, authorisation, market access and distribution in strictly regulated industries including the cosmetics, medtech and food sectors. Marcus Nivinger, Jörgen Axelsson and Richard Hammarvid lead on the breadth of capital markets and corporate activity, and the practice also has an impressive IP element under Per Lidman and Martin Levinsohn, in regards to both commercial and contentious work.